Jews and Baseball, Volume 1: Entering the American Mainstream, 1871-1948

Jews and Baseball, Volume 1: Entering the American Mainstream, 1871-1948

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786428281
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 12/27/2006
Series: Jews and Baseball Series
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, Burton A. Boxerman taught history for 30 years and contributes to numerous historical journals. A longtime baseball fan, he lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Writer and researcher Benita W. Boxerman is retired from one of the largest public relations firms in the United States and is a member of SABR. They both reside in St. Louis, Missouri.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Martin Abramowitz, Ph.D. 1

Prologue 3

1. From the Beginnings 5

2. The Earliest Jewish Professional Players 8

3. The Cincinnati Connection 13

4. Baseball’s Most Detested Owner 19

5. Reshaping the Game 27

6. Baseball and Eastern European Jews 37

7. A Cohen by Any Other Name 40

8. Keepers of the Stats 55

9. Baseball’s National Anthem 61

10. From the Press Box 64

11. The Last of the Pseudonyms 75

12. McGraw’s Mission 83

13. The Unsung Star 94

14. The Clown and the Spy 99

15. The Revolutionary Umpire 111

16. Jewish Owners—The Next Generation 116

17. The Golden Age Begins 132

18. The Brooklyn Dodgers 153

19. The War Years 165

20. The First Jewish Superstar 176

Epilogue 185

Notes 187

Bibliography 209

Index 217

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